Information for Candidates

Information for Candidates

Grande Prairie relies on a diverse workforce to create a well-rounded community with an array of services and amenities.

“Grande Prairie is a welcoming, innovative, entrepreneurial community that has a strong history of drawing newcomers, whether from across Alberta, Canada, or the world.”

-  Jackie Clayton, Grande Prairie Mayor.

If you're interested in moving to Grande Prairie to work, view the eligibility criteria below.

We will respond to all inquiries related to the Rural Renewal Stream within a 30-day cycle.

Candidate Eligibility

To be eligible for the Rural Renewal Stream and work in the City of Grande Prairie, candidates must meet a series of criteria, receive an offer for a full-time, permanent position from an eligible employer, get endorsed by the Grande Prairie Rural Renewal Partnership, and apply using the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program portal.

Prior to applying for an employment opportunity, candidates are encouraged to review, understand and ensure they meet all eligibility requirements under the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program. There are requirements for:

  • job experience
  • education
  • language
  • financial security

Candidates are responsible for ensuring they meet the eligibility of the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP) Rural Renewal Stream. Please review the terms and conditions for the Rural Renewal Stream. Submission of an application or nomination by the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program does not guarantee you will be issued a permanent resident visa.

Those who do not meet the eligibility will not progress through the program. Candidates that are currently living in Canada are only eligible if they have valid temporary status in Canada.

Once a candidate is confident they meet the eligibility requirements, they may apply for employment.

Candidates must receive a job offer from an employer who is based within the City of Grande Prairie and has been approved by the City under the Rural Renewal Stream. Please visit the qualified employers with vacancies to review eligible vacancies.

The City of Grande Prairie can only review requests for letters of endorsement after the candidate receives a job offer from an employer approved by the Grande Prairie Rural Renewal Stream Community Partnership.

Learn about the full Grande Prairie Rural Renewal Stream process.